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Master's Programs

Department of Economics

The globalization of economic society has reached a new era. While there is rapid development of newly industrialized nations and the expansion of regional economic integration in East Asia and South-east Asia, there are also severe fiscal deficits among developed nations, liberalization and expansion of international capital movement, and instability in exchange rates. The Master’s Program in the Department of Economics provides systematic education which organically unites coursework and research by establishing economic fundamentals as the compulsory core. In addition, International M.A. Program has been established to allow students to complete a Master’s degree entirely in English.

Department of Business Administration

A new global era has arrived, with Japanese firms developing increasingly close links with the economies and companies of East and South-East Asia. There is growing demand for professionals who are able to accommodate diverse business cultures and enhance a firm’s international competitiveness. In addition to imparting an understanding of the global standards of business administration and fostering an underlying competence in problem solving, the Program aims to train pragmatic international-minded graduates who are capable of effectively utilizing specialized knowledge in business administration.
The rigorous curriculum is designed to instill in students cutting-edge knowledge in business administration, accounting, and management systems. Committed to providing students with an education that emphasizes a global perspective, the program offers such courses as International Management Theory, that specifically addresses global business issues, and Comparative Management Theory, that explores similarities and differences between Japanese and Asian business practices. In addition to each specialty, students may choose a derivative business administration subject for their Master’s research topic, such as strategic theory based on computer simulations, accounting for derivatives, financial marketing, and other interdisciplinary business administration subjects.

Department of International and Business Law

Core courses in positive law, building upon the basics of constitutional law, contract law, criminal law etc. (so-called “Six Main Codes”) and covering applied legal fields such as environmental law and trade law are provided. The emphasis will be on coursework. Courses in the required skills in legal interpretation, the analysis of case law, and the analysis of modern political decision-making process are offered as same as in the YNU law school. The systematically structured curriculum ranges from contract law, torts, commercial law, corporate law and other areas of business law to taxation law, social security law and other applied law areas, as well as political science, public administration and international development studies.
The teaching emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of positive law, including the specialized fields of various social policies, giving students advanced knowledge in law and public policy and critical thinking ability. The course also responds to the growing demand for legal and public policy experts in East and Southeast Asia. After completion of the degree, graduates may proceed to doctoral studies, or seek employment as legal experts, public officers in national and local governments as well as international and transnational organizations, and as corporate legal advisers in international businesses.

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